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TEST RESULTS

Ford Mustang

2017

Standard Safety Equipment


Adult Occupant

Child Occupant

72%

32%

Pedestrian

Safety Assist

64%

16%

SPECIFICATION
Tested Model

Ford Mustang 5.0 Fastback, LHD

Body Type

- 2 door coupe

Year Of Publication

2017

Kerb Weight

1768kg

VIN From Which Rating Applies

- all Mustang Fastbacks

Class

Roadster sports

General comments

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This assessment of the Ford Mustang is based on the vehicle that has been on sale since 2015. Ford has informed Euro NCAP that
orders placed after May will receive an updated vehicle, which will be launched later in 2017, and will be equipped with Pre Collision Assist
(with Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking) and Lane Keeping Aid.

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TEST RESULTS

SAFETY EQUIPMENT
Driver

Passenger

Rear

FRONTAL CRASH PROTECTION


Frontal airbag
Belt pretensioner
Belt loadlimiter
Knee airbag
SIDE CRASH PROTECTION
Side head airbag
Side chest airbag
Side pelvis airbag
CHILD PROTECTION
Isofix
Integrated CRS
Airbag cut-off switch
SAFETY ASSIST
Seat Belt Reminder

OTHER SYSTEMS
Active Bonnet (Hood)
AEB City
AEB Inter-Urban
Speed Assistance System
Lane Assist System
Note: Other equipment may be available on the vehicle but was not considered in the test year.
Fitted to the vehicle as standard

Fitted to the vehicle as part of the safety pack


Not available

Not applicable

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Not fitted to the test vehicle but available as option or as part of the safety pack

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TEST RESULTS

ADULT OCCUPANT
GOOD

Total 27.7 Pts / 72%

ADEQUATE

Frontal Offset Deformable Barrier

Passenger

6.9 Pts

Driver

Whiplash Rear Impact

Front seat

AEB City

MARGINAL

WEAK

Frontal Full Width

Rear Passenger

1.2 Pts

Rear seat

POOR
4.7 Pts

Driver

Lateral Impact

Car

14.9 Pts

Pole

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Performance:

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TEST RESULTS

ADULT OCCUPANT

Total 27.7 Pts / 72%

Comments

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The passenger compartment of the Mustang remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the
knees and femurs of the driver and passenger dummies. Analysis of the dummy data showed that the driver's head had 'bottomed out' the
airbag i.e. there was insufficient pressure in the airbag to prevent the head from contacting the steering wheel through the deflated airbag
material. The head of the passenger dummy also bottomed out the airbag against the dashboard, owing to insufficient inflation of the
airbag and inadequate restraint for larger statures by the front passenger seatbelt load-limiter. The scores of both the driver and
passenger were penalised for the airbag performance. In the full-width rigid barrier test, protection of the driver was good apart from the
chest, protection of which was adequate. However, the rear seat passenger slipped under the lap portion of the seatbelt (a phenomenon
known as 'submarining') and the score for the knee, femur and pelvis body region was penalised and protection was rated as poor.
Protection of the chest was also rated as poor as the rear seatbelt (which has neither pre-tensioners nor load-limiters) showed an
excessively high tensile force in the test. Dummy readings of head deceleration indicated weak protection of the head for the rear
passenger. In the side barrier test, the Mustang scored full points with good protection of all critical body areas. Even in the more severe
side pole test, protection of the chest was adequate and that of other body regions was good. Tests on the front seats and head
restraints demonstrated a marginal level of protection against whiplash injury in the event of a rear-end collision. A geometric assessment
of rear seats indicated poor whiplash protection in these seating positions. The current Mustang is not equipped with an autonomous
emergency braking (AEB) system, which would have provided greater whiplash protection. However, Ford have indicated that the next
version of the Mustang will have AEB.

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TEST RESULTS

CHILD OCCUPANT
GOOD

Total 15.8 Pts / 32%

ADEQUATE

MARGINAL

WEAK

POOR

Crash Test Performance based on 6 & 10 year old children


Frontal Impact

9.6 Pts

13.6 Pts

Lateral Impact

4 Pts

Restraint for 6 year old child: Britax-Rmer KidFix XP


Restraint for 10 year old child: Booster cushion

Safety Features

0 Pts
Front
Passenger

2nd row
outboard

Isofix
i-Size
Integrated CRS
Fitted to test car as standard

Not on test car but available as option

Not available

CRS Installation Check


Install without problem

2.2 Pts
Install with care

Safety critical problem

Installation not allowed

i-Size CRS
Maxi Cosi 2way Pearl & 2wayFix
(forward) (iSize)

BeSafe iZi Kid X2 i-Size (iSize)

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Maxi Cosi 2way Pearl & 2wayFix


(rearward) (iSize)

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TEST RESULTS

CHILD OCCUPANT

Total 15.8 Pts / 32%

ISOFIX CRS
Maxi Cosi Cabriofix & FamilyFix (ISOFIX)

BeSafe iZi Kid X4 ISOfix (ISOFIX)

Rmer Duo Plus (ISOFIX)

Maxi Cosi Cabriofix & EasyBase2 (Belt)

Rmer King II LS (Belt)

Rmer KidFix XP (ISOFIX)

Universal Belted CRS


Maxi Cosi Cabriofix (Belt)

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Rmer KidFix XP (Belt)

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TEST RESULTS

CHILD OCCUPANT

Total 15.8 Pts / 32%

Seat Position
Front
PASSENGER

2nd row
LEFT

RIGHT

Maxi Cosi 2way Pearl & 2wayFix (rearward) (iSize)


Maxi Cosi 2way Pearl & 2wayFix (forward) (iSize)
BeSafe iZi Kid X2 i-Size (iSize)
Maxi Cosi Cabriofix & FamilyFix (ISOFIX)
BeSafe iZi Kid X4 ISOfix (ISOFIX)
Rmer Duo Plus (ISOFIX)
Rmer KidFix XP (ISOFIX)
Maxi Cosi Cabriofix (Belt)
Maxi Cosi Cabriofix & EasyBase2 (Belt)
Rmer King II LS (Belt)
Rmer KidFix XP (Belt)

Install without problem

Install with care

Safety critical problem

Installation not allowed

Comments

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For the impact tests, the 10 year dummy was sat on a booster cushion. Owing to limited rear space the results of the dynamic tests on the
10 year dummy were done in a separate test. In the frontal offset test, protection of the 10 year dummy was rated as at least adequate.
However, the shoulder belt slipped between the clavicle and the upper arm and the score for the dummy in this test was penalised.
Protection of the 6 year dummy, sat in a high-back booster, was rated as good and adequate for the head and neck respectively but
dummy readings of chest deceleration indicated marginal chest protection. In the side barrier test, dummy readings indicated good
protection, apart from the head of the 10 year dummy. The head bottomed out the side curtain airbag, making contact, through the
deflated airbag material, with the trim on the C pillar. Consequently, all points were lost for the 10 year dummy in this test. The front
passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing restraint to be used in that seating position. However, information provided
to the driver regarding the status of the airbag did not meet Euro NCAP's requirements and the system did not score any points.

Euro NCAP Ford Mustang Jan 2017 7/11

TEST RESULTS

PEDESTRIAN PROTECTION
GOOD

ADEQUATE

Total 27 Pts / 64%

MARGINAL

Pedestrian Protection

AEB Pedestrian

WEAK

POOR
27 Pts

Head Impact

21 Pts

Pelvis Impact

0 Pts

Leg Impact

6 Pts

0 Pts

Comments

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The Mustang has an 'active' bonnet. Sensors in the bumper detect when a pedestrian has been struck and actuators lift the bonnet,
creating more space to the hard structures in the engine bay. Ford demonstrated that the system worked robustly for a variety of
pedestrian statures and over a range of speeds and, accordingly, the tests were performed in the raised (deployed) position. Test results
were good over almost the entire bonnet surface. Protection of the pelvic region was poor in all areas tested but the bumper provided
good protection to pedestrians' legs and scored maximum points in Euro NCAP's tests. There is no AEB system on the current Mustang
but Ford have indicated that the next version of the Mustang will have one.

Euro NCAP Ford Mustang Jan 2017 8/11

TEST RESULTS

SAFETY ASSIST
GOOD

Total 2 Pts / 16%

ADEQUATE

MARGINAL

WEAK

POOR

Seat Belt Reminder

2 Pts
Applies To
Warning

Front seats
Driver Seat

front passenger(s)

rear passenger(s)

Visual
Audible

Fail

Not available

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Pass

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TEST RESULTS

SAFETY ASSIST

Total 2 Pts / 16%

Comments

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The Mustang has a seatbelt reminder system for the front seats only and no other safety assistance features that qualify for points in Euro
NCAP's rating scheme. Ford have indicated that the successor to the current Mustang will be equipped with AEB.

Euro NCAP Ford Mustang Jan 2017 10/11

TEST RESULTS

RATING VALIDITY
Variants of Model Range
Body Type

Engine & Transmission

Model Name/Code

Drivetrain Rating Applies


LHD

* 2 door coupe

5.0 V8 Manual and Automatic

Mustang Fastback 5.0 V8

4X2

2 door coupe

2.3 EcoBoost Manual and Automatic

Mustang Fastback 2.3 EcoBoost

4X2

2 door convertible

5.0 V8 Manual and Automatic

Mustang Convertible 5.0 V8

4X2

2 door convertible

2.3 EcoBoost Manual and Automatic

Mustang Convertible 2.3 EcoBoost

4X2

RHD

* Tested variant

Annual Reviews and Facelifts

Event

January 2017

Rating Published

Outcome

2017

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Date

Euro NCAP Ford Mustang Jan 2017 11/11